About the song
If you are a fan of Elvis Presley, you probably know his romantic song “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You”. But did you know that this song was not originally written or recorded by him? In fact, this song has a long and interesting history that spans different genres and decades. In this blog post, I will tell you more about the origins and evolution of this classic love song.
The song was written by Scotty Wiseman, a country singer who performed with his wife Lulu Belle as Lulu Belle and Scotty. They wrote the song for the 1944 musical film Sing, Neighbor, Sing, but they did not release it until 1947 (and then again in 1956) . The first released version of the song was by Gene Autry, a famous cowboy actor and singer, in 1945 . The song became a popular country hit and was covered by many other artists, such as Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters in 1949 , Red Foley in 1950, and Jim Reeves in 1957.
The most famous version of the song, however, was recorded by Elvis Presley in 1957 for his album Loving You . Presley added his own rock and roll style to the song, making it more upbeat and energetic. He also played acoustic guitar on the track, along with other musicians such as Scotty Moore, Bill Black, D. J. Fontana, Dudley Brooks, Hoyt Hawkins, and the Jordanaires . Presley’s version inspired other young rockers to cover the song, such as Ricky Nelson and Eddie Cochran in 1957 .
The song has continued to be recorded and performed by many artists over the years, such as Rod Stewart, Van Morrison, Michael Bublé, and Martina McBride. It has become a timeless expression of love and devotion that transcends genres and generations. If you want to listen to some of the different versions of the song, you can find them on YouTube or Spotify. And if you want to sing along, you can find the lyrics on Lyrics.com or the chords on Cowboy Lyrics .
Have I told you lately that I love this song? Well, I’m telling you now. I hope you enjoyed this blog post and learned something new about the history of “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You”. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave them below. And don’t forget to tell your loved ones how much you love them today.